Precious Jules

by Precious Jules

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PRECIOUS JULES

Precious Jules do not belong to Kim Salmon or Mike Stranges. They‘re all yours.

Just wrap your ears around them! If You have ears for Punk, Glam and Rock ‘n’ Roll filtered through the post modern nineties and naughties and brought up to the minute by a couple of master-pop theoreticians then you have ears for Precious Jules.

Having been repeatedly invited by international touring artists to fill their support spot, Kim Salmon tired of playing alone. He would ask producer friend Mike Stranges to accompany him on the drums. The pair of them would rock out on punk back catalogue and standards adding their own newies with each successive show.

Shock founder Andrew McGee caught them one night and invited them down to his home recording facility in Nagambie where the duo tracked 9 songs.

It was clear from the results that ‘Kim and Mike’ or ‘Kim Salmon and…’ would not suffice and so the pair set about finding a suitable moniker. Given that they’d just recorded ‘Cheap ‘n’ Nasty’ by Kim’s 1977 Perth Punk outfit ‘the ‘Cheap Nasties’ it wasn’t difficult to come up with something opposite yet similar and so ‘Precious Jules’ came to be.

The pair assessed the ‘diamonds in the rough’ that they brought back from Nagambie. Always the producer Mike suggested that “precious jewels should be polished” . To this end Precious Jules have carefully cut, added to and indeed ‘polished’ their collection of gems.

The notion of two-piece garage rock like ‘The White Stripes’ or ‘Black Keyes’ is something of a red herring for Precious Jules. They may look like that but Mike and Kim see themselves more as a partnership like ‘Sparks’, ‘Steeley Dan’, ‘Tyranosaurus Rex’, ‘Wham’ or ‘Hall and Oates’. They are really a slick pop duo using a format as a vehicle which they are prepared to ‘thrash the guts out’ of and then abandon by the side of the road. After all, the side of the road is more appropriate for these ‘boys’ than the middle of the road. Pop they may aspire to, but the ‘middle of the road’ they steer away from!

For their debut album Precious Jules have decided to play up to, and scrutinize the notions of Rock ‘n’ Roll that have been distilled since its early days. The idea that its ‘bad ass’, about partying, that it is ‘dark’. Their invention is something that is at once a circus and a comic book vision. Titles like ‘Pearls Before Swine’, ‘You’re a Backlash’, ‘The Urban Swamp’ and ‘Cheap N Nasty’ say it all.

They may well move onto some other unlikely genre in the future but for this album, P.J.s have got something to prove - that even though there are just two of them, their rock is the hardest. Diamond hard in fact!

Agitated Records one sheet:

Kim Salmon (Scientists,/Beasts of Bourbon/’Grunge’ inventor) and Michael Stranges (Morning After Girls/Ripe) team up as ‘Precious Jules’ to create punk mayhem!

Precious Jules’ debut album is 11 slices of glam, garage, punk and pop in the tradition of Ramones, NY Dolls, T-Rex and Bowie; it plays up to, and scrutinizes the notions of rock ‘n’ roll that have been distilled since its early days. The tracklist - ‘Cheap N Nasty’, ‘You’re a Backlash’, ‘Pearls Before Swine’ and ‘ The Urban Swamp’ – alone tells you where these guys are going and where they’ve been - Punk, Glam and Rock ‘n’ Roll filtered through the post modern nineties and naughties and brought up to the minute by a couple of master-pop theoreticians THAT is Precious Jules.

Having been repeatedly invited by various international touring artists to fill their support spots, Kim Salmon tired of playing alone and eventually asked producer friend Mike Stranges to accompany him on the drums. The pair of them would rock out on punk back catalogue and standards adding their own newies with each successive show.

The duo eventually tracked 9 songs and it was clear from the results that a suitable moniker was needed. Given that they’d just recorded ‘Cheap ‘n’ Nasty’ by Kim’s 1977 Perth Punk outfit The Cheap Nasties it wasn’t difficult to come up with something opposite yet similar and Precious Jules came into being.

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released June 1, 2011

Precious Jules live at The Corner Hotel 31st Jan 2011: vimeo.com/19403847

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Kim Salmon Melbourne, Australia

Kim Salmon is an Australian musician and songwriter.

Kim Salmon's most enduring legacy, and not one that he particularly tried for, will no doubt be that many blame him, or at least his band The Scientists, for 'grunge'.

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